Morning Post|Yu Chengdong, Geely, and Great Wall are angry, and the car-savvy emperor responds/Apple releases the official version of iOS 17.2/WeChat video account e-commerce GMV exceeds 100 billion

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The car expert responded to questions about the winter test standards: there will be no differential treatment, and test car companies will be invited to conduct on-site observations

WeChat video account e-commerce GMV exceeds 100 billion, WeChat payment team will participate in the construction

Sources say Huawei invites Mercedes-Benz and Audi to invest in its car company

Apple will launch Vision Pro sales training in mid-January next year

TikTok and Indonesian GoTo Group reach e-commerce strategic cooperation

Xiaomi's market share returned to No. 1 among domestic mobile phone brands in November

Li Bin responded to Weilai’s 120 billion bet with the Hefei government: There is no such thing

Xiaomi established Jingming Technology Co., Ltd. in Chongqing and has established 17 companies including automobile business

Apple releases official version of iOS 17.2, bringing new “Notes” app

1-inch outsole, Sony’s LYT-900 image sensor officially announced

Chasing GPT-4, Kaifu Li Yi-34B new results announced

McDonald's launches spin-off brand CosMc's

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JJJJound launches retro computer keyboard, priced at $650

BEATS x Stüssy announces the launch of collaborative model BEATS STUDIO PRO

The final trailer of "Dog God" is here

"If You Are the One 3" premiere stills

"Mad Max: Goddess of Fury" releases official poster

Heavy

The car expert responded to questions about the winter test standards: there will be no differential treatment, and test car companies will be invited to conduct on-site observations

Last night, the official Weibo post of @看车帝app stated that all items in the 2023 savvy car emperor winter test use unified testing standards, which are in line with users’ car use scenarios in extremely cold environments in winter, and there will be no differential treatment.

At 9:00 a.m. on December 14, Undercar will hold the 2023 Winter Testing Open Day in Mohe. All participating car companies are sincerely invited to observe on-site and the entire process will be broadcast live.

According to previous reports, Dongchedi recently released a series of test results of the "2023 Dongchedi Winter Test", with about 20 models participating in the test. Among them, BYD Yangwang ranked first with a battery life achievement rate of 85.08%, and Wenjie M7 Extended Range Edition ranked last with a battery life achievement rate of 31.6%.

In this regard, Huawei, Great Wall Motors, Geely and other parties have questioned the winter test rules of the car emperor.

Responding to the poor performance of the Wenjie M7 in the severe cold endurance test, Yu Chengdong, chairman of Huawei Smart Car Solutions BU, issued an article saying, "A deceptive test! Science and rigor are the basic rules that should be followed!"

Yesterday, Great Wall Motors announced that it will hold a communication meeting to question the winter test standards at 15:00 on December 14th.

Yang Xueliang, senior vice president of Geely Holding Group, believes that the evaluation process is unscientific and unrigorous, and the conclusions are unconvincing, which not only misleads consumers, but also damages the credibility of the car expert himself.

WeChat video account e-commerce GMV exceeds 100 billion, WeChat payment team will participate in the construction

According to "LatePost", the total transaction volume (GMV) of WeChat video e-commerce this year is around 100 billion yuan.

At the same time, Tencent will further expand its video account e-commerce business team: in addition to the video account live broadcast team responsible for front-end products, the WeChat payment team will also join the construction of video account e-commerce and participate in various industry categories, experts, and customers. Expansion and operation, as well as the establishment of basic functions such as trading products.

After the number of daily active users of video accounts surpassed Kuaishou in the third quarter of 2022, commercialization has also been put on the agenda.

In July last year, the video account launched the video account store and native information flow advertising respectively. According to people familiar with the matter, the commercialization of video accounts has also been identified by Tencent as one of the most important group strategies this year.

big company

Sources say Huawei invites Mercedes-Benz and Audi to invest in its car company

Huawei has sent invitations to Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen AG's Audi to inquire whether they are interested in buying a small stake in its smart car software and parts company, three people familiar with the matter said.

Huawei has held preliminary talks with Mercedes in recent weeks, two people familiar with the matter said. One of the sources said Mercedes received a stake of 3% to 5%, with a valuation subject to negotiation.

But sources added that Mercedes was not that interested as it wanted to retain control of the software to maintain its premium brand positioning rather than outsource it to suppliers.

It is reported that Audi and Huawei are planning to cooperate in the development of autonomous driving technology and will jointly produce it with FAW Group for Audi models sold in the Chinese market after 2025.

Last month, Huawei and Changan Automobile signed an "Investment Cooperation Memorandum" and announced their intention to establish a company engaged in the research and development, design, production, sales and service of automotive intelligent systems and component solutions. Previously, it was reported that the valuation of the new joint venture It can be as high as 250 billion yuan.

Apple will launch Vision Pro sales training in mid-January next year

According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple retail stores are ready for the launch of Vision Pro.

Sales training on Vision Pro is scheduled to begin in mid-January next year, and each employee will receive two days of training.

Gurman said the device needs to be customized for each individual and can ruin the user's experience if not installed properly. Therefore, every step will be carefully planned, including how retail employees approach customers and how they place the device on the user's head.

According to previous reports, Apple plans to require shoppers to make an appointment to pick up the goods and try on Vision Pro. Apple retail stores will also set up a dedicated Vision Pro experience area.

Vision Pro is expected to be launched before March next year and will be available first in the United States, followed by other countries and regions in 2024.

TikTok and Indonesian GoTo Group reach e-commerce strategic cooperation

TikTok officially announced that it has reached an e-commerce strategic cooperation with Indonesian GoTo Group.

TikTok's Indonesian e-commerce business will be merged with Tokopedia, an e-commerce platform owned by the GoTo Group, and Tiktok will obtain a 75% controlling stake in the joint venture.

The two parties will jointly promote the development of Indonesia's digital economy and support small and medium-sized enterprises. The previously banned TikTok e-commerce will also be relaunched on December 12, Indonesia's National Online Shopping Day.

TikTok also promised to invest US$1.5 billion in the next few years to provide financial support for future business development.

In September this year, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade issued new regulations requiring TikTok to separate its e-commerce business from social media, forcing TikTok to close its e-commerce business.

Xiaomi's market share returned to No. 1 among domestic mobile phone brands in November

The latest data from market research organization BCI shows that in November 2023, 28.71 million new smartphones were activated in the Chinese market, a year-on-year increase of 12.7%.

Among them, Apple ranked first with a market share of 21.1%; Xiaomi accounted for 18.3%, a year-on-year increase of 44.1%, ranking first among domestic brands and second overall; Honor and Huawei had similar sales, ranking third and fourth respectively. , but Huawei’s sales increased by 75.6% year-on-year.

In the high-end market above 4,000 yuan, Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi account for nearly 90% of the total. Apple maintained the first place with 50.8%, followed by Huawei and Xiaomi, with shares of 22.3% and 14.4% respectively.

Although Apple still maintains its first place, it is facing a strong impact from two domestic high-end explosive products, Xiaomi 14 series and Huawei Mate60 series. In terms of growth rate, Apple decreased by 21.2% year-on-year, while Huawei increased by 8.8% year-on-year, and Xiaomi increased by 11.8% year-on-year. .

In this regard, Lu Weibing said, "There is still a gap between Apple and Apple, so keep working hard." Lei Jun said, "Xiaomi has been promoting high-end products for three or four years and has finally achieved some results. Thanks to our Mi fans for their support, we will work harder."

Li Bin responded to Weilai’s 120 billion bet with the Hefei government: There is no such thing

According to "China Entrepreneur" magazine, Li Bin, founder, chairman and CEO of NIO, said in an interview that there is no gambling agreement between NIO and the Hefei government and it "has been over-interpreted."

It has been previously rumored that one of the conditions for the bet is that NIO's revenue will reach 120 billion yuan in 2024 and at least six new models will be launched at the same time.

Li Bin said that Weilai repurchased part of its shares six months after signing a cooperation with the Hefei government. The repurchase amount exceeded 8 billion yuan in 2020-2021. "They have a good return on investment."

According to another report by China Business News, Li Bin told the story of "Hefei saved NIO from the intensive care unit" at the 2023 China Business Leaders Annual Meeting, praising Hefei's talents, logistics, industrial foundation and the integrated location of the Yangtze River Delta Advantages, he said, are that even in the most difficult times, it makes sense to do some long-term thinking.

Xiaomi established Jingming Technology Co., Ltd. in Chongqing and has established 17 companies including automobile business

According to the Aiqicha app, Chongqing Xiaomi Jingming Technology Co., Ltd. was recently established. The legal representative is Ye Hangjun and the registered capital is 5 million yuan.

The business scope includes mobile terminal equipment sales, electronic product sales, new energy vehicle battery swapping facility sales, second-hand car brokerage, battery sales, etc. The company is wholly owned by Xiaomi Jingming Technology Co., Ltd.

It is worth noting that since September this year, Xiaomi Jingming Technology Company has established 17 technology companies with the name "Jingming" in many places in China. Their business scope includes automobile sales, new energy vehicle sales, etc. , investment locations involve more than 10 provinces including Guangdong, Sichuan, and Zhejiang.

New product

Apple releases official version of iOS 17.2, bringing new “Notes” app

Apple released iOS 17.2 today. This update brings a new “Notes” app and enhanced operation buttons and “Camera”.

The "Notes" app was launched at the WWDC event in June. The app is designed to allow users to record key moments in life. The Notes app includes note suggestions, booking notifications, and options to add photos, locations, and more.

For both iPhone 15 Pro series models, iOS 17.2 adds a translation option to the action button to quickly translate phrases or talk to people who speak other languages. It also supports recording spatial video and can be viewed in Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset.

It’s worth noting that the simultaneously updated watchOS 10.2 restores the ability to change watch faces by swiping on the watch screen, a feature Apple removed when watchOS 10 debuted.

1-inch outsole, Sony’s LYT-900 image sensor officially announced

Yesterday, Sony Semiconductor's brand "LYTIA" announced its new image sensor product – LYT-900, which claims to define the image sensor ceiling from the "core".

According to reports, the new sensor uses a 1-inch super large base with 50 million pixels and a 1.6μm pixel size.

It is unclear which model LYT-900 will be used for. Blogger @WHYLAB said that Xiaomi 14 Ultra and OPPO Find X7 Pro are likely to have this new 1-inch sensor.

OPPO and OnePlus have previously launched Sony's LYT-T808 and LYT-808 image sensors respectively, and this time the LYT-900 will be even better and positioned as a high-end LYTIA model.

Chasing GPT-4, Kaifu Li Yi-34B new results announced

According to "Qubit" news, the latest results of Li Kaifu's Yi-34B-Chat were announced. In the Alpaca certified model category, it surpassed LLaMA2 Chat 70B, Claude 2, and ChatGPT with a winning rate of 94.08%.

Not only that, in the LMSYS ORG rankings led by the University of California, Berkeley, Yi-34B-Chat also ranked among the latest open source SOTA open source models with an Elo score of 1102, and its performance equaled GPT-3.5.

In terms of Chinese ability, according to the "SuperCLUE Chinese Large Model Benchmark Evaluation Report 2023" released at the end of November, the Yi-34B Chat, which was first released in late November, was quickly promoted to the "Excellent Leader" quadrant on par with many outstanding domestic large models. .

In the key indicator of "SuperCLUE large model battle rate" in multiple benchmark evaluations, Yi-34B-Chat achieved a winning rate of 31.82%, second only to GPT4-Turbo.

new consumption

McDonald's launches spin-off brand CosMc's

Recently, McDonald's opened the first branch of its new spin-off brand CosMc's in Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA.

According to reports, CosMc's is a unique new beverage-led concept store. Its menu is rooted in beverages, presenting distinctive lemonade, tea, coffee, etc. through a series of flavor and color combinations, and also provides customized services.

The company plans to open 10 CosMc's restaurants by the end of 2024, including nine in Texas.

JJJJound launches retro computer keyboard, priced at $650

JJJJound, led by Canadian graphic designer Justin Saunders, officially launches a new computer keyboard "Mechanical Keyboard".

This keyboard is inspired by the keyboard design of the 1970s and is made of durable reinforced plastic. It is presented in gray and white with a JJJJound logo on the top. It is also equipped with a USB-C cable for easy connection to Windows, OS X, Linux, Android and iOS.

The keyboard buttons are like a retro IBM keyboard, with a raised design that makes a crisp sound when used, and gray-blue serif letters and numbers printed on top.

JJJJound’s new computer keyboard “Mechanical Keyboard” is priced at US$650 and is now sold out on the official website.

BEATS x Stüssy announces the launch of collaborative model BEATS STUDIO PRO

Beats and street fashion brand Stüssy launch a new design collaboration Beats Studio Pro headphones.

This design is endowed with Stüssy's usual street culture and free spirit. It is inspired by the electronic products popular in the 1990s, incorporating colors that are reminiscent of polyurethane skateboard wheels, and some materials commonly used in making surfboards. Materials such as resin and fiberglass.

Beats Studio Pro has a custom acoustic platform, excellent sound performance, supplemented by features such as adaptive active noise cancellation, spatial audio capabilities and up to 40 hours of battery life.

Beats Studio Pro will be on sale at the Stüssy official website store and some Stüssy boutique stores on December 15th (Friday), priced at RMB 2,899.

good-looking

The final trailer of "Dog God" is here


Director Luc Besson's new film "The Dog God" has released the final trailer and will be released in mainland China on 12.15 this Friday.

The male protagonist, who has experienced a tragic experience, transforms into a beautiful "Dog God" killer and fights against fate with a hundred dogs accompanying him.

Starring Cannes winner Caribe Landry Jones, Jonica T. Gibbs, Christopher Dunham and others also star.

"If You Are the One 3" premiere stills

"If You Are the One 3" premiere stills, the film's dopamine tone changes the visual style of Feng Xiaogang's previous works.

It is reported that "If You Are the One 3" is also the final chapter of the series. The love story between Qin Fen and Liang Xiaoxiao will come to an end and will be officially released on December 30.

"Mad Max: Goddess of Fury" releases official poster

"Mad Max 4" prequel movie "Mad Max: Goddess of Fury" released the official poster, a journey to the cruel wasteland.

Starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, directed and written by George Miller, it will be released in North America on May 24 next year.

The story tells that "45 years after the collapse of civilization, Furiosa, a young woman who was taken away from her mother as a child, will spend her life looking for her way back."

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